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Lego sets release date for Women of NASA sets

The Lego set was originally proposed by MIT News deputy editor Maia Weinstock on the Ideas platform previous year, and quickly made its way to the 10,000 mark needed for official project approval by Lego. Lego announced in February it would put the set into production. The set also comes with a posable Hubble Space Telescope, a mini Space Shuttle Challenger (with removable rocket stages), a launchpad and a stack of books representing Hamilton's Apollo Guidance Computer onboard flight ...

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Wanted man loses Facebook bet with police, turns himself in, brings doughnuts

Responding to Redford Township police, the man posted: "I'm not anxious about it - if you're (sic) next post gets a thousand shares I'll turn myself in along with a dozen doughnuts". 'He may or may not be a man of his word. The department eagerly accepted, and reached out to the community for their support. 'He has drawn a lot of attention to himself, ' the post continues, 'and that makes it hard to hide from reality.

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Snap Inc and NBC Universal Team Up to Create Digital Content Studio

NBC launched in July the first newsletter daily on Snapchat, a program produced by a dedicated team of 30 people, the sign of a desire to move towards a younger audience. " NBCUniversal is very proud to have been the first partner of Snap to create Shows (a media module, editor's Note), and we have seen the hearings and the commitment to increase on this platform", said Maggie Suniewick , president of digital for NBCUniversal.

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Activision thinks outside the box with new microtransaction patent

Some publishers have gotten a bit carried away and started implementing them in ways that hurt the game. However, as brought to light by Glixel and reported by IGN , Activision has a patent for a game system that drives players towards microtransactions and generating income from players.

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Nokia 7 Likely to Launch Tomorrow as Sketched Image Appear

This is one of the reasons why the Nokia 7 is speculated to get unleashed tomorrow. We have also seen the Nokia 7 teaser on Tmall , a Chinese e-commerce portal and the teaser shows the number "7", Qi in Chinese. The device is realisation of a long-held dream of many enthusiasts - a Nokia-branded Android smartphone with flagship-class specifications. The phone comes dual rear cameras with Zeiss Optics, Splashproof (IP54), OZO 360-degree Audio, and includes USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and ...

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Patents for Restasis are exposed, welcoming generics

Patent and Trade Office's inter partes review process, which is separate from any court decisions. Allergan had sued Mylan , alongside other rivals Teva Pharmaceutical, and Akorn and Inno Pharma, earlier this year for patent infringement.

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WhatsApp Joins Several Messaging Platforms in Offering Live Location Sharing

WhatsApp has taken a page - or a feature, in this case - from competing apps and will soon be offering to let friends know where you are in real time. But WhatsApp product manager Zafir Khan says they paid particular attention to the feature's impact on battery life and made several optimizations so that it wouldn't be a huge drain, even if users were sharing location for long periods of time.

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Star Wars title from Visceral Games shifts direction as studio is shuttered

EA has now dramatically shifted the development of the above unnamed Star Wars game . Visceral Games had been working on an untitled Star Wars game with Amy Hennig , formerly the creative director of the Uncharted franchise. Soderlund explains that the studio had begun testing the game with players, listening to their comments and monitoring industry shifts. "We needed to pivot the design".

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Google Calendar on the web now has a refreshing new look

They can also now beef up Calendar invites with rich formatting and hyperlinks. You can now switch views using a drop-down menu on the top right of the screen and, if you're on Day View mode, it can display several calendars side-by-side. In addition to design differences, Google has added functionality with extra content in event cards. Not anymore because you can now view and restore deleted items in one place in case you accidentally deleted a meeting.

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Latest Wolfenstein II Trailer Tells People to Fight Back

Now, two weeks of viral marketing has led to Wolfenstein 2's launch trailer which, with only a week until release, is asking players to join its own resistance to kill all them Nazis. Now, the sequel, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , is preparing to launch later this month, and we were lucky enough to get a chance to check out the most recent demo of the game a week ago.

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ZTE launches insane, foldable, dual-screened smartphone

The device ships with Android 7.1 Nougat, and Android's split-screen capabilities let it do some interesting things with the two screens. Dual Mode: Use the two screens independently to do separate tasks. The handset is foldable, but not in the way that, say, future Samsung phones will be foldable. The device features two 5.2 inch 1080P screens that when opened up form a 6.8-inch tablet or run 2 apps simultaneously and eschew the complexities of a flexible screen for a more ...

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Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and Global Positioning System navigation to any vehicle

Turn words into actions with Garmin Speak voice service, your always-ready driving companion. Lane guidance is shown on a 0.68 x 0.38 in (17.2 x 9.6 mm) OLED display surrounded by an LED light ring, and spoken turn-by-turn directions are output, too.

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Google's new Advanced Protection Program helps high-risk users

The central defense is a physical Security Key that replaces other forms of two-factor authentication (2FA). As rumored late last month, Google today announced its " Advanced Protection Program " to protect personal Google Accounts of "those most at risk of targeted attacks-like journalists, business leaders, and political campaign teams".

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Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie counter after backlash

The attempt at what looks to be a promotion of healthy lifestyle choices was castigated online , where people took to Twitter to suggest the feature could " shame " and even "trigger" those with eating disorders (which in the U.S.is said to be around 30 million people ).

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Confirmed: Huawei Mate 10 Family Coming To China On Oct. 20

Chinese tech giant Huawei is coming with two new high-end phones Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro . Mate 10 has a front-facing fingerprint-scanner, memory card slot, and headphone jack. In summary, paying extra for the Pro will provide a slightly larger 18:9 OLED display, 2GB more RAM for a total of 6GB, double the built-in storage to 128GB, plus IP67 water and dust resistance.

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Google Maps Fulfills Astronaut Dreams With New Celestial Imagery

It enables a visit to Saturn's natural satellites such as Enceladus , Dione or Iapetus , Rhea and Mimas as well as Jupiter's Europa and Ganymede. "Peer beneath the thick clouds of Titan to see methane lakes", Stafford Marquardt, Product Manager at Google, wrote in a blogpost.

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Polestar Posts Cryptic Teaser of Its First Model on YouTube

Although built on the same platform as Volvo's S90 and sharing the same basic super-and-turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that underpins most of Volvo's lineup, the radically new Polestar 1 is pretty much a ground-up revisioning of what a Volvo supercar can be.

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Google Photos can now identify your pets

Pets can additionally be labelled by name, making it easier for users to pull up relevant photos of their loved ones. Alternatively, you can search by emoji in the app. Google explains that these grouped photos will be found alongside grouped photos of humans. Google had resolved the issue in less than a day after Alciné reported it via Twitter.

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Two Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation 4 Bundles Announced

Sony has today revealed two limited edition Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation 4 console bundles ahead of the game's release on November 18. These bundles consist of two Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation 4 consoles.

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Mercedes recalls 400000 cars in the United Kingdom over possible airbag fault

While there have reportedly been no incidences of airbags unintentionally deploying in the United Kingdom, the recall has been triggered by several cases worldwide. Mercedes-Benz has announced a major recall in light of malfunctioning airbags in cars built between 2011 and July this year. "If the airbag warning light comes on then customers should call Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance (00800 1777 7777), or contact their nearest retailer".

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Chinese space station falls on Earth's surface

The Tiangong-1 or " Heavenly Palace " lab was described as a " potent political symbol " of China's growing power when it was launched in 2011 as part of an ambitious scientific push to turn China into a space superpower . Wu said Tiangong-1 was "currently intact" and that authorities would "continue to monitor [it] and strengthen early warning for possible collision with objects".

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Chinese telescope in unique position for stellar merger

They remained undetected until 2015, nearly 100 years later. Less than two weeks after the founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO ) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of gravitational waves, LIGO scientists - including Tech's Alessandra Corsi and Benjamin Owen - announced another major scientific breakthrough, according to a Tech news release.

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Huawei Y6 Pro launched: Price, features and more

In addition, one might recall that Huawei quietly launched its new Honor 6C Pro smartphone in Russian Federation. From first impressions, this is a handset that has every chance of success against the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . The company's own internal benchmarks showed a small but significant improvement in responsiveness for the Mate 9 going from 7.0 to 8.0, with a score of 85, up from 79.

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Massive Flaw in Wi-Fi Security Found

US-CERT has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the 4-way handshake of the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol. Well. yes and no. Back in 2005, a hacker penetrated the Wi-Fi network of U.S. retailer TJX to complete what was then the world's biggest-known theft of credit card numbers.

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OnePlus promises to scale back Oxygen OS data slurping efforts

Apart from some users reporting about getting the update, OnePlus also confirms the roll out via its blog post . Besides, OnePlus is offering OxygenOS Open Beta version 25 for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta version 16 for the OnePlus 3T .

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House-sized asteroid may smash into Earth in 2079

Scientists consider that distance pretty close for an asteroid . If 2012 TC4 does attempt to "give us a violent cosmic body blow, it probably won't be the same kind of existential collision that did in the dinosaurs", Eric Mack wrote for C-Net on October 12.

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Planet Nine must exist

Nasa says it is likely mysterious Planet Nine DOES exist. "Now there are five different observation lines suggesting the existence of Planet Nine", said Dr Konstantin Batygin , a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, whose team is closing in on finding Planet Nine, as quoted by the Daily Mail , Friday (10/13/2017).

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Jio Diwali Offer Gives 100% Cashback on Rs 399 Plan

According to a report by The Indian Express , the Vodafone users can avail this offer by recharging with Rs 399. The new Vodafone Rs. 399 prepaid recharge plan offers its prepaid subscribers unlimited voice calling (all network Local + STD) and 90GB 4G mobile internet data with a validity of six months or 168 days.

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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Achieve New Highs

Since the start of the calendar year, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA)'s stock has changed 82.30%. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $140.00 target price on shares of NVIDIA Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.

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Juniper Networks Inc (NYSE:JNPR) Loses Buy Rating

The return on assets (ROA) (aka return on total assets, return on average assets), is one of the most widely used profitability ratios because it is related to both profit margin and asset turnover, and shows the rate of return for both creditors and investors of the company.

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Qualcomm Lawsuits Seek Crippling Apple iPhone Production And Sales Ban In China

Bloomberg notes that the company's suits are based on three "non-standard essential patents" that cover power management and a touch-screen tech like 3D Touch used in Apple's current iPhones. Rather, this mostly seems to be an attempt to get back at Apple for many lawsuit it's filed against Qualcomm around the globe. Apple is now rushing to manufacture as many iPhone 8 , 8 Plus and iPhone X models during its busiest sales period of the year.

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South Park Takes Down Mark Zuckerberg in Fractured But Whole Prequel

Playing this unlocks exclusive costumes and artifacts. Following that, in the DLC titled From Dusk till Casa Bonita , players will face a demon with help from The Coon and Mysterion in the titular birthday locale . The Fractured But Whole has expanded with more places to explore and greater freedom to customize each players' character. South Park: The Fractured But Whole's Season Pass will cost $30, and is included in the Gold Edition for $89.99.

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El Nino caused record Carbon dioxide spike in 2015-16

The scientists have used carbon dioxide data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) and compared the 2015 findings to those from the reference year 2011. "If future climate is more like this recent El Niño , the trouble is the Earth may actually lose some of the carbon removal services we get from these tropical forests, and then [carbon dioxide] will increase even faster in the atmosphere", Scott Denning, an OCO-2 science team member, ...

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Oppo F5 India Launch Set for for November 2: Expected Specifications

OPPO has revealed only a few bits of information about that the F5 (which we received via email), most notably that it will feature a FHD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution and "AI beauty recognition technology". Oppo recently launched the "Diwali Limited Edition" of its F3 smartphone. On the front, the selfie focused device houses a 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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Amazon hiring thousands of seasonal workers in IN for the holidays

If you're looking for some extra holiday shopping money, Amazon is your go-to. It's also an opportunity to get a full-time gig. "We look forward to welcoming back holiday employees who return year-after-year to Amazon and welcome new faces to the team, many of whom will continue on with regular, full-time roles with the company after the holidays".


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